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Feb 23

Books on Monday – Double Wedding Ring Quilts

Today we are looking at  Double Wedding Ring Quilts – Traditions Made Modern: Full-Circle Sketches from Life by Victoria Findlay Wolfe.

Now, if you read this blog often, you know that I am not an art quilter. As far as I can tell, the only artistic talent I have is a pretty accurate color memory. I can’t draw, nor do I enjoy it. But I’m a pretty good appreciator.

I fell in love with Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s quilt “Double Edged Love” the first time I saw a picture of it. A Double Wedding Ring quilt is on my bucket list, so this book really appealed to me. Lots of eye candy. I didn’t actually expect to find a pattern or two I might like to make (in addition to a DWR) so that was an added bonus.

Victoria has spent some serious time with DWRs and variations on DWRs. This book is a chronicle of that with patterns and directions for making some of these projects and doing some work with DWRs yourself. There are lots of great pictures and droolworthy quilts.

Here’s how the book is set up:

  • Foreward by Roderick Kiracofe
  • Introduction
  • Projects (There are 13, starting with “Double Edged Love.” In this section, Victoria describes her process for making each project and gives information to enable the reader to make his/her own version of the projects.)
  • Wrap Up
  • The Basics (of DWR Construction, of Victoria’s Made Fabric and Slashing Techniques, and of paper piecing)
  • About the Author

This one is a two thumbs up from me!

Quilt on!

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